The new PACE Program—PACE stands for Promoting Active Community Engagement—replaces the previous STEPS to Healthy Aging Program.

PACE is for anyone in Bayhealth’s service area who is interested in healthier living, but is especially designed for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, COPD, and depression, those at risk for heart attack and stroke, and those dealing with tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse.

The PACE Program includes clinics and lectures. Both are free and registration is not required. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call 302-744-7135.

PACE Clinics

The monthly PACE Clinics include individualized counseling from a registered nurse based on each participant’s health problems, medications and blood pressure.

Clinics are held monthly from 9-11 a.m. on designated dates in Dover, Lincoln and Milford. First-timers receive a full health assessment that covers lifestyle habits, as well as weight, blood pressure and pulse rate/oximetry.

For specific dates and locations, visit or call 302-744-7135.

PACE Lectures

The quarterly PACE Lectures cover various health topics. The 2020 lecture schedule is below.

Cooking Demonstration & Healthy Eating Tips

Sept. 2, 4-5 p.m.
Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus
Pavilion 2
Speakers: Holly Patronik, RRT, Clinical Nutrition Manager and Chef Eric Lewis

Food selection is the key to weight management and overall well-being. The cooking demonstration and discussion will focus on the importance of choosing healthy foods and how to creatively incorporate them into meal preparation. The chef will also provide healthy and delicious recipes to try at home.

Preventing Heart Attack

Nov. 12, 4-5 p.m.
Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus
Community Room
Speaker: Dennise Washington, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist

There are many risk factors when it comes to heart attack. This lecture will cover blood pressure, weight, diet, exercise, stress, smoking, and alcohol, and provide tips on improving in all areas. It will also focus on how to recognize the signs of a heart attack and what actions to take when they occur.